A new medical centre at Skimped Hill could open as early as spring next year, according to NHS plans.

Plans say the NHS hopes the new health centre will reduce waiting times and give people ‘direct access’ to services.

The new facilities will ‘ensure the existing and future needs of the community can be met’ as the population of Bracknell grows, according to proposals.

The Frimley NHS Integrated Care Board wants to build a new facility next to the current Skimped Hill Health Centre building.

Proposals say it will house a new GP surgery, maternity services and podiatry as well as talking therapy, speech and language therapy and children’s services.

The board’s plans also say it hopes the health centre will open by spring 2025. It has already submitted an application for planning permission, and hopes that this will be approved by April.

If all goes to plan construction work will begin in August this year and be completed in March next year in time to be open for ‘spring 2025'.

Proposals say the plan will ‘deliver an important new building for the town centre to support the health needs of the local community within the town centre and the wider Bracknell area'.

Plans were set to be presented to Bracknell Forest Council’s health and wellbeing board on Tuesday, June 4.